MANILA, — With a six-minute video showing a dying Special Action Force (SAF) trooper being executed now making its rounds in the social media, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday said that this incident shows the “gory, brutal and merciless killing of wounded and defenseless men in uniform.”
“It is very disturbing to say the least. It is clear proof of the brutal execution of the police officers that fateful day of Jan. 25,” AFP spokesperson Col. Restituto Padilla said.
Other parts of the video also show dead SAF men lying in the cornfield in Mamasapano, Maguindanao while another part shows fallen police officers being stripped of their combat equipment and belongings.
“We appeal to the public to be circumspect and respect the grieving families whose feelings we should be mindful of,” he said.
“As responsible citizens, our curiosity must not get the better of us but should compel us to realize the great sacrifices that your men in uniform have been experiencing in ensuring the peace and security of our land,” Padilla said.